“The bulk of human decision making may occur in one of the smallest parts of the brain,” and oldest evolutionarily.

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“These findings clarify the brain processes involved in the important decisions that we make on a daily basis, from choosing between job offers to deciding which house or car to buy,….deactivating the lateral habenula did indeed influence the subjects’ decision-making profile. The deficiency did not merely restrict their ability to assess risks and outcomes. Instead, it made the test subjects lose their decision making abilities altogether.”

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